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Academic Research Areas and Publications

Academic Research Areas and Publications 


Dr Marguerite Barry (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Ethics in Human Computer Interaction and AI; Understanding interactivity and designing for digital interaction; Ethics in computing education; Digital communication for health and wellbeing; Positive computing

Marco Bastos 

Dr Marco Bastos (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Algorithmic governance; Computational social science; Critical data studies; Disinformation; Misinformation; Network science; Social media and politics; Social media platforms; Social networks.

Patrick Brodie

Dr Patrick Brodie (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Digital infrastructures; Environmental media; Energy transitions; Extractivism; Critical data studies; Media and technology industries; Climate; Digital geographies; Data colonialism; Critical minerals.

Assoc Prof Benjamin Cowan (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Conversational User Interfaces, Perspective Taking, Speech Interfaces, Human Computer Interaction, Experimental & Cognitive Psychology.


Dr Amber Cushing (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Digital preservation and cultural heritage;  Information behaviour; Personal information management

Kevin Doherty

Dr Kevin Doherty (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Human-Computer Interaction; Healthcare; Mental Health Technology; Design Research.

Elizabeth Farries

Dr Elizabeth Farries (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Data retention and protection; Digital identities; Digital policy; Gendered safety online; Human rights; International intelligence sharing; Law; Pandemic technologies; Policing surveillance technologies; Secure and private online communications; Social justice.

crystal fulton

Assoc Prof Crystal Fulton (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Digital literacies and digital citizenship; Information and social behaviour and communication of people in work, everyday, and leisure contexts; Media literacy; Metacognitive learning design in university education; Qualitative research practices.

Dr Stefanie Havelka (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Human-computer interaction related to privacy and security in ubiquitous computing; digital literacies (including information and mobile literacy); equity, equality, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in LIS theory and practice; critical librarianship; metadata in knowledge organisation.


Dr Páraic Kerrigan (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Critical data studies; Gender, sexuality & digital cultures; Equality, diversity & inclusion; Media industries; Technology.

 Susan Leavy

Dr Susan Leavy (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Artificial intelligence ethics; Cultural analytics; Language technology and society; NLP; Trustworthy AI.

Lai Ma

Dr Lai Ma (Assistant Professor)

Research Interest
Open research; Scholarly communication; Research evaluation; Research policy; Research infrastructure; Critical information studies.

Dr Claire McGuinness (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Digital and blended learning; Information and digital literacy; Library and information science and practice; Media literacy and information disorder; Professional LIS education and training; Reflective practice.

Prof Kalpana Shankar (Professor)

Research Interests
Research evaluation/research practices; Information infrastructures.

Prof Eugenia Siapera (Professor)

Research Interests
AI; Digital media, platforms, and platform governance; Digital politics and policy; Digital racism and misogyny; Digital systems and social justice; Gender and race; Media, journalism, and democracy

Brendan Spillane

Dr Brendan Spillance (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Credibility, Bias, Misinformation, Disinformation, Mal-information, Human Computer Interaction, Human Judgement of Information, Security, Defence, Geopolitics, News, Journalism, Behavioural Science and Cognitive Psychology.

James Steinhoff

Dr James Steinhoff (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Political economy of digital media, critical AI and data studies, automation, digital labour, data science, virtual reality.

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